Kakoii Desu Yo!

the clothes horse, japan, japanese street fashion, fruits, drop tokyoMy "roots" of fashion love started with Japanese street style. I read Fruits (the magazine and later book) long before I ever read a traditional fashion magazine (Vogue/Elle/etc) or saw a runway collection. Because of this visiting Japanese street fashion blogs is still one of my biggest sources of inspiration and feels more familiar than a number of the other options...

These pictures come from my favorite street fashion site: Drop Tokyo (formerly DropSnap). I just love their attitude: they don't choose clothes that look like they're from big labels or even necessarily flatter their figures, but because of this, they look amazing and unique. There's also an attention detail in their homemade jewelry, bow scarves, and quirky bags. At the moment I'm especially inspired by these ladies in maxi skirts.
the clothes horse, japan, japanese street fashion, fruits, drop tokyothe clothes horse, japan, japanese street fashion, fruits, drop tokyoall via Drop Tokyo

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36 comments:

  1. what a fabulous blog, thanks for the link.

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  2. Lovely photos.
    My love of fashion also started with Japanese styles. C:

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  3. I hate to say it, but it's kakoii, not kaku...

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  4. i love japanese fashion too!! i love that they can be pretty extreme when it comes to fashion and i admire that a lot!! great post :)

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  5. Me too! I met a Japanese exchange student in high school and her magazines changed my life. Probably the reason I'm a fashion designer today!

    http://littleoceanandme.blogspot.com

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  6. @Anonymous, oh man that happens to me everytime I try to write hiragana in English characters! I always mess it up! And I haven't practised my Japanese in 2 years...

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  7. I LOVE that you mention Fruits! I still go to Japantown Mall in SF at least once a month to get the new issues. They're so amazing, and every now and then I'll have the same article of clothing as one of them (one time one of the girls was wearing the same belt I had from h&m) and I'll feel so awesome, haha. Such fun inspiration!

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  8. japanese street style fashion is always astounding!! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  9. I love this! The style is so eccentric. I can definitely see a hint of this in your style. Very cool. Love the post!

    :o)Sarah

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  10. Whoa, I would have never thought of you as a Japanese fashion fan... we could have so bonded over this, I'm a drop snap girl all the way!! I visit there all the time, I never miss an outfit! I love the girl in the printed skirt and black platforms, I just saw her there last night. Wicked

    <3<3<3

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  11. I'm a big fan of japanese fashion too(even considered studing at Bunka). The skirt on the firts girl is dreamy!

    xx

    Mariel
    http://marielscastle.blogspot.com

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  12. I always forget how much inspiration I can get just from the little details of these looks. I don't always like the overall look, but the details are enough.

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  13. I love the black skirt with the embroidery and color!

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  14. Interesting to see Japanese fashion through your eyes! I am Japanese and I clearly don't "belong to" this type of fashion, but they're surely inspirational.

    *Ena*

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  15. i agree .when i was young what first inspired me to express myself was these colorful japanese style blogs .

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  16. i love japanese fashion too! so crazy and fearless! thanks so much for the link to the blog; i'll have to check it out.

    http://freespiritedfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  17. Ahhh yes, they were the first styles/fashion books I started reading also. Sometimes it's a shame that my city/country is so conservative.

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  18. awesome outfits!!

    + great blog! congrats!!

    xxx

    http://amaturecouture.com

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  19. i find japanese street style so interesting, too, if sometimes a little intimidating. but these are so great. i am drooling over the first photo! those colors are fabulous.

    CLOTHESURE

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  20. Thank you for the link! I've always admired Japanese fashion because of their colours and the vividness of their style.

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  21. this is very cool.

    but when are you going to let us know who won the red modcloth dress?

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  22. awesome pics! i love japanese street style, thanks for sharing.

    x Niki
    A Haute Mess

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  23. I love that site! They always seem to have such unique clothes

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  24. i love japanese street-style too! another place i follow for japanese fashion is http://streetsofjapan.tumblr.com/

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  25. @Anonymous 6:49PM, I've stated this on my blog numerous time: I don't always (usually) announce giveaway winners. They are asked to leave a way for me to contact them and I always contact them in private. Whenever I do announce the winner, it is several days after the event and the winner will have already been notified. As I'm travelling right now, I seriously have not had the time to pull a winner and I still don't know if I'll announce it, since the winner is the only one who really needs to know they won...

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  26. Japanese street style is the best thing since sliced bread. I spend way too much time on Tumblr's like that..

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  27. This is exactly where my love of fashion started !

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  28. Thank you so much for opening my eyes. I loved every single photo here and did not know anything like this existed. Thanks a lot.

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  29. I've Always Said I Don't Really Like Japanese Street Style, But This Has Got Me Convinced.
    StyleNonsense.blogspot.com

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  30. Incredible postt, Japanese street style is so enthralling

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  31. Hey there! I am long since a fan of your blog, and now I just had to write, that I envy you for being in Cambridge, because it is just soooo nice! And I envy cambridge for having you there!

    Love your blog! It is really intelligent and pretty!

    best regards!
    Dennis

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  32. I love Japanese style as well! They are so bold and brave with their choices and everything they style has a sense of fun.

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  33. The Japanese have always been at the forefront of fashion. Loves!

    xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

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  34. o0ooh my love for fashion started the same way, i just love japanese styles, they can pull so many things off i have tried and failed... lol

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